The Democrats will control the White House and both branches of Congress, but by very narrow majorities. Just a few defections from the party line could prevent legislation from passing. And some Senate bills require a 60-vote majority. President-elect Joe Biden can change some policies through executive orders, but he'll need bipartisan consensus in other areas. Here's how the Biden administration will navigate the 50-50 split in the Senate and the 222-211 split in the House.
- By The Politics Desk
- USA TODAY - Maureen Groppe
WASHINGTON – When President-elect Joe Biden takes his oath of office in a locked-down ceremony at the Capitol on Wednesday, one guest who would normally rate only a passing glance is likely to get unusual...